It is a type of degenerative joint disease that results from breakdown of joint cartilage & underlying Bone begins to change. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It is degenerative joint disease or wear & tear arthritis. The most common symptoms are joint pain & stiffness. In osteoarthritis the symptoms usually progresses slowly over years. Symptoms of it are joint swelling, decreased range of motion & when the back is affected, weakness or numbness of the arms & legs. The most commonly involved joints are the two near the ends of the fingers & the joint at the base of the thumbs, the knee & hip joint & the joints of the neck & lower back.
In osteoarthritis the joints on one side of the body are often more affected than those on the other. The symptoms of osteoarthritis interfere with work & normal daily activities in a person suffering from it. Cause of it could be joint injury, abnormal joint or limb development & inherited factors. Risk is greater for those who are overweight. Osteoarthritis is believed to be caused by mechanical stress on the joint & low grade inflammatory process. It develops as cartilage is lost and the underlying bone becomes affected. Osteoarthritis is more common when people gets old. Females are more suffering from osteoarthritis than males.
1- Main symptoms of it is pain, causing loss of ability & stiffness. The pain becomes worse by prolonged activity & relieved by rest.
2- Stiffness is more common in morning on waking from sleep & when person starts doing there normal routine activity than its starts getting less.
3- There may also be crackling noise when the affected joint is moved especially shoulder & knee joint.
4- There may also be joint locking & joint instability.
5- Osteoarthritis commonly affects the hands, feet, spine & large joints which bears weight such as hip & knees.
9- Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of joint effusion of the knee.
10- Osteoarthritis of the toes may be a factor causing formation of bunions rendering them red or swollen.
1- Damage from mechanical stress with insufficient self repair by joints is believed to be the primary cause of osteoarthritis.
2- Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones in your joints gradually deteriorates.
3- Genetic factors
5- Joint overuse
6- Injury to joints
1- Joint fluid analysis
2- X-ray of the affected joint
3- Blood tests like CBC, uric acid, crp, ana, RA factor are done
We at raj homoeopathic multispeciality clinic have seen numerous cases of osteoarthritis with excellent results. In homeopathy diseases like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis etc are easily curable with our homeopathic treatment. Dr. Rohit kumar (BHMS, DCDN) has over 10 years of vast experience in treating & curing such chronic illness. In our mode of treatment we take proper case taking of the patient and asks various questions to the patient like from which joint it occured first & how it was caused whether its genetic or some trauma/injury afterwards, we ask character of pain and what things aggravates the pain of patient and what ameliorates the patients pain. For consultation you can contact us anytime either coming to our clinic or via online appointment at phone no. 9670849963, 9559688792
We are always ready to help you. Below written are some homeopathic medicine which are used for osteoarthritis but should be taken our doctors advice only as homeopathy doctor will be best to identify the right medicine for you and the right dosage and potency.
2- Ledum pal
11- Calcarea phos
12- Formica rufa
13- Ferrum phos